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Archive for September, 2010

Mon, September 13th, 2010
Reading the Screen: The Three Musketeers
Posted by: David Pitt

So there’s going to be another film version of Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers. Paul W.S. Anderson, director of Event Horizon, Alien vs. Predator and Resident Evil, is making the big-budget 3D extravaganza. If you’re a movie fan, you know Anderson’s got some big shoes to fill. Richard Lester’s 1973 movie (which was released in […]


Fri, September 10th, 2010
Reading the Screen: Richard Matheson
Posted by: David Pitt

Have you seen The Box, writer-director Richard Kelly’s adaptation of Richard Matheson’s short story “Button, Button”? You should. It’s brilliant. It’s set in 1976 – the story was published in ’70 — and it’s so well done that it actually looks like it was made thirty-five years ago. The colors are washed out, like they would be […]


Thu, September 9th, 2010
2010 Man Booker Shortlist Released
Posted by: Courtney Jones

For those of you with money on The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, this news will be unpleasant. The Man Booker shortlist has been announced, and David Mitchell’s novel doesn’t make an appearance. Here are the final contenders: Parrot and Olivier in America, by Peter Carey Room, by Emma Donoghue In a Strange Room, […]


Thu, September 9th, 2010
Booklist is on Facebook!
Posted by: Keir Graff

Do you like Booklist? Like it, or like like it? Well, if you like it enough to click a “like” button on Facebook, head on over to our brand-spanking-new Facebook page, put your mouse over that little thumbs-up button, and left-click (you Mac users will just have to push the whole front end of your space-age mouse […]


Tue, September 7th, 2010
2010 Hugo Award Winners Announced
Posted by: Courtney Jones

Surprise! It’s a tie for best novel. This time the awards were presented at Aussiecon 4 (sounds awfully close to “Awesomecon,” but I digress). Here are the big winners: Best Novel  The City & The City, by China Miéville The Windup Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi Best Novella “Palimpsest,” (Wireless) by Charles Stross Best Novelette “The […]


Fri, September 3rd, 2010
Weeklings: E-Readers and Self-Publishers (The Usual Suspects)
Posted by: Keir Graff

From the Department of I’m Shocked, Shocked, NPR reports that the NYTRB is mostly by and about white males (“Are ‘The New York Times’ Book Reviews Fair?“). Also on NPR.org (“Books Have Many Futures,” although I couldn’t find audio), Linton Weeks presents this amusing scenario: Other types of books are not only meant to be […]


Thu, September 2nd, 2010
Reading the Screen: Words About Pictures, Part One
Posted by: David Pitt

So it’s the thirtieth anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, the second installment in the first of George Lucas’s Star Wars trilogies. In celebration  — okay, and also in the interest of making some money — Random House is releasing a splendid book, J.W. Rinzler’s The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. If […]





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